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Cutting PIP in the Budget is dangerous – PIP keeps the lights on for sick and disabled people

March 17, 2016

Pat's Petition

The Chancellor is cutting PIP in the budget. This is supposed to be disabled people’s contribution to cutting the deficit.

PIP is a Personal Independence Payment given to sick and disabled people to cover the extra costs of disability. Points are awarded for the costs of different kinds of aids and appliances. The Chancellor is juggling the points and getting a massive saving.

But no PIP points are added for the greatest, most enduring and significant extra cost of disability. No points are added for the fact that you will possibly or probably spend many years of your adult life unable to work. And before you say the only way out of poverty is work – see Dead Parrot Campaign.

Being out of work for many years is the real massive extra cost of disability. This is what destroys any hope of financial security.

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)…

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  1. March 17, 2016 4:12 pm

    the budget should be about the very basics like making sure everyone in the uk is living in their own house be it affordable housing or at market values

    the budget should not be about miner subjects like sugar and although sugar is bad for your health not living in your own home is far far worse as that is where the root of all ills lies be it drug taking / depression ETC leading in to a complete feeling of hopelessness

    Even renting causes a feeling of failure as that is what you were in the sixties when i was a kid renting was coincided bad in the part of London i grew up in and today that view has never changed

    renting is a mugs game and if i were the prime minister i would be dealing with the basics like making sure everyone was living in their own home making their own decisions and not like as of now acting like a nanny state and forgetting about what the budget should be really about and that’s housing/health/ and education because if your housing is not good your health will become bad and your education will suffer and your life will become a failure

  2. March 17, 2016 10:17 pm

    Well they have already taken my esa all of it and if they take 80 pound a week of pip that’s all of it and I have just got a flat so if they take that il be homeless and I would rather take my own life than be homeless il die if I’m on the streets anyway I’m poorly


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